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Nile River Cruises, Vacations, Travel Packages & Experiences


  • Felucca's on the Nile River at sunset are always a great photo opportunity during your Egypt vacation.
  • A hot air balloon with the rising sun at dawn over the Nile River
  • Cruise in comfort on the Nile River
  • Refresh in the pool after a day of sightseeing along the Nile River

The longest river in the world, the Nile is a major north-flowing river in northeastern Africa.  While synonymous with Egypt, the Nile is an international river as its water sources are shared by eleven countries. It is also the heart of river cruising on Egypt tours. 

The northern section of the Nile flows through desert into Egypt and has proven to be the lifeline of Egyptian civilisations since ancient times.  The silt deposited from the annual flooding made the surrounding land incredibly fertile. As a result, the ancient Egyptians, who were mainly farmers, were successful in the cultivation of many crops. When the river flooded each year, the farmers were drafted as labourers to work on building projects like the Pyramids.  The Nile was also very important spiritually and was considered the causeway from life to death to the afterlife.

About the Nile River

Just as in ancient times, the Nile is still the primary water source in Egypt today.  It supports much of the population with many of Egypt’s cities, such as Aswan, Cairo and Luxor, located on its banks. The land is still fertile allowing Egyptians to inhabit otherwise uninhabitable areas of the Sahara Desert. Visitors on Egypt tours are encouraged to embark on a Nile River cruise where they will get a unique view of some of the country’s most famous sites as they watch five thousand years of history and culture float by. 


 

Egypt Travel Information

At Goway we believe that a well-informed traveller is a safer traveller. With this in mind, we have compiled an easy to navigate travel information section dedicated to an Egypt vacation.

Learn about the history and culture of Egypt, the must-try food and drink, and what to pack in your suitcase. Read about Egypt's nature and wildlife, weather and geography, along with 'Country Quickfacts' compiled by our travel experts. Our globetrotting tips, as well as our visa and health information will help ensure you're properly prepared for a safe and enjoyable trip. The only way you could possibly learn more is by embarking on your journey and discovering Egypt for yourself. Start exploring… book one of our Egypt tours today!

 

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Nile River

  • Classic Egypt Stay Of Distinction

    Tour the world of Ancient Egypt while staying in a luxury hotel in Cairo, with the pyramids of Giza as your backdrop. Explore Cairo’s pyramids, Memphis, and the Great Sphinx before embarking on a Nile cruise to see the temples of Luxor, Edfu, and Aswan.
    Duration:
    9 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 3,582
    Trip Type:
    Classics (Bestsellers), Private Experiences, Single Friendly, Stays of Distinction, Tailor-made Travel Ideas
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  • Pyramids to Petra

    From Pyramids to Petra, this exceptional 14 day itinerary gives you a unique opportunity to discover the immense heritage and rich history of two interesting countries, Egypt and Jordan.
    Duration:
    14 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 5,283
    Trip Type:
    Bucket List Travel Ideas, Classics (Bestsellers), Private Experiences, Tailor-made Travel Ideas
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  • Nile River Cruise: M/S Nile Goddess

    The vast majority of Egypt’s civilization – and therefore, its wonders – can be found along the banks of the Nile. This makes the river’s ‘floating hotels’ a convenient and luxurious way to travel – even for those who think they don’t like cruising!
    Duration:
    4-5 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 585
    Trip Type:
    Cruises & Sailing, Romance & Honeymoon
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  • Egypt Odyssey Special

    Embark on a classic tour that gives travellers short on time a superb introduction to Ancient Egypt. Explore the Great Pyramid of Giza, cruise along the Nile from Luxor to Aswan, visiting temples along the way, and venture through the medieval markets and churches, mosques, and synagogues of Old Cairo.
    Duration:
    9 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 2,018
    Trip Type:
    Classics (Bestsellers), Small Group Touring
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  • Classic Egypt Special

    This tour is a true classic designed to give the traveler with limited time a superb introduction to the civilization of Ancient Egypt, focusing on the Nile and its importance to the people.
    Duration:
    9 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 1,763
    Trip Type:
    Classics (Bestsellers), Single Friendly, Small Group Touring
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  • Cairo and Alexandria

    Experience the wonders of one of the world's oldest civilizations. Your journey begins in Cairo with visits to the Pyramids and Sphinx. Next, head to the Mediterranean Coastal city of Alexandria where you will explore the city’s many historical sites including the Catacombs and the Library to name a few, before heading back to Cairo.
    Duration:
    5 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 1,148
    Trip Type:
    Private Experiences, Stopovers/City Breaks, Tailor-made Travel Ideas
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  • Classic Egypt

    This tour is a true classic designed to give the traveler with limited time a superb introduction to the civilization of Ancient Egypt, focusing on the Nile and its importance to the people.
    Duration:
    9 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 2,271
    Trip Type:
    Classics (Bestsellers), Private Experiences, Tailor-made Travel Ideas
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  • Egypt Spectacular

    Enjoy a superb introduction to Ancient Egypt on this classic tour. Explore the Great Pyramids of Giza and Cairo’s medieval corners before you board your boutique sailing boat for your trip up the Nile from Luxor to Aswan to explore ancient temples and tombs.
    Duration:
    10 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 2,830
    Trip Type:
    Classics (Bestsellers), Cruises & Sailing, Small Group Touring
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  • Highlights of Egypt

    This tour offers you the opportunity to explore the iconic sights Ancient Egypt is famous for without the cruise component. Visit the Pyramids, Sphinx Egyptian Museum and more in Cairo, before flying south to Luxor and Aswan to visit the many temples along the bank of the Nile River.
    Duration:
    10 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 2,504
    Trip Type:
    Private Experiences, Tailor-made Travel Ideas
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  • Highlights of Egypt with Sharm el-Sheikh

    This tour offers you the opportunity to explore the iconic sights Ancient Egypt is famous for without the cruise component. Visit the Pyramids, Sphinx Egyptian Museum and more in Cairo, before flying south to Luxor and Aswan to visit the many temples along the bank of the Nile River. Finally, its off to your Red Sea resort for some rest and relaxation.
    Duration:
    13 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 3,761
    Trip Type:
    Private Experiences, Tailor-made Travel Ideas
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  • Nile River Cruise: MS Esplanade

    Board the luxurious MS Esplanade for a dream-like journey along the Nile River to explore the ancient world of the pharaohs. Journeying from Aswan to Luxor, or vice versa, you’ll explore the temples of Karnak, Luxor, and Edfu, stroll through the Valley of the Kings and Queens, and see the Aswan High Dam.
    Duration:
    4-5 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 822
    Trip Type:
    Cruises & Sailing
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  • Nile River Cruise: MS Mayfair

    Sail the mighty Nile River between Luxor and Aswan, visiting historical temples, tombs, and ruins in the area. You'll be guided by on-board Egyptologists during the day, and take part in leisurely activities onboard during the evening. The cruise can be taken in either direction.
    Duration:
    4-5 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 822
    Trip Type:
    Cruises & Sailing
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  • Nile River Cruise: MS Mayflower

    Visit historic temples, tombs, and ruins as you sail the mighty Nile River between Luxor and Aswan. You’ll explore legendary temples in Luxor, Edfu, and Aswan in the company of expert Egyptologists and see the engineering feat of the Aswan High Dam. This Nile cruise departs in either direction.
    Duration:
    4-5 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 1,068
    Trip Type:
    Cruises & Sailing
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  • Nile River Cruise: Sonesta St. George

    A Nile Cruise between Luxor and Aswan is the best way to view many of Egypt's most famous sights on land excursions.
    Duration:
    4-5 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 753
    Trip Type:
    Cruises & Sailing, Romance & Honeymoon
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  • Sanctuary Sun Boat IV : Nile Cruise : Aswan to Luxor

    Spend four nights on the Nile on this luxury Egypt cruise between Aswan and Luxor. Explore the ancient temples of Philae and Kom Ombo, along with the Valley of the Kings and the Colossi of Memnon. Return each night to the luxurious Sanctuary Sun Boat IV, with hospitality fit for a Pharaoh on the Nile.
    Duration:
    5 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 1,978
    Trip Type:
    Cruises & Sailing, Luxury and Beyond, Stays of Distinction
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  • Sanctuary Sun Boat IV Nile Cruise from Luxor to Aswan

    Cruise down the Nile to explore the majesty of Ancient Egypt. See the tombs of past rulers in the Valley of the Kings and Queens in Luxor, marvel at the well-preserved reliefs of the Temple of Horus is Edfu, and bask in the luxury comforts of a boutique river vessel during your downtime.
    Duration:
    5 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 1,978
    Trip Type:
    Cruises & Sailing, Luxury and Beyond, Stays of Distinction
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  • Sonesta Dahabiya from Aswan

    Dahabiyas are upscale, luxurious boutique sailing boats. This stylish river boat was common in Egypt during the days of the monarchy when aristocrats loved to cruise in luxury. Dahabiyas are perfect vessels for families or small groups as they have 4-8 cabins and can be booked on an exclusive basis.
    Duration:
    8 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 2,171
    Trip Type:
    Cruises & Sailing
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  • Sonesta Dahabiya from Luxor

    Dahabiyas are upscale, luxurious boutique sailing boats. This stylish river boat was common in Egypt during the days of the monarchy when aristocrats loved to cruise in luxury. Dahabiyas are perfect vessels for families or small groups as they have 4-8 cabins and can be booked on an exclusive basis.
    Duration:
    8 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 2,171
    Trip Type:
    Cruises & Sailing
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  • Sonesta Star Goddess: 3 Nights from Aswan

    Cruise in style and comfort on the luxury Sonesta Star Goddess on the epic Nile River while taking in the ancient delights of Aswan, Kom Ombo, Edfu and Luxor. This will be an enlightening experience as the history of the Pharaohs unfolds before you.
    Duration:
    4 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 798
    Trip Type:
    Cruises & Sailing
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  • Sonesta Star Goddess: 4 Nights from Luxor

    Enjoy a leisurely luxury cruise through ancient history along the beautiful Nile River with stops in Luxor, Edfu and Aswan taking in all the major archaeological treasures of this amazing region. Also included is a visit to the Aswan High Dam, a major engineering feat.
    Duration:
    5 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 1,063
    Trip Type:
    Cruises & Sailing
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  • The Oberoi Philae from Aswan

    Enjoy a 4 or 6 night leisurely cruise on a luxury cruise ship along the beautiful and historic Nile River discovering amazing ancient archaeological sites in Luxor, Kom Ombo and Aswan. Also visit the architectural wonder, the Aswan High Dam.
    Duration:
    5-7 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 2,213
    Trip Type:
    Cruises & Sailing, Luxury and Beyond, Stays of Distinction
    Egypt See Trip Details
  • The Oberoi Philae from Luxor

    Enjoy a leisurely 4 or 6 night cruise on a luxury cruise ship along the beautiful and historic Nile River discovering amazing ancient archaeological sites in Luxor, Kom Ombo and Aswan. Also visit the architectural wonder, the Aswan High Dam, a major engineering feat.
    Duration:
    5-7 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 2,213
    Trip Type:
    Cruises & Sailing, Luxury and Beyond, Stays of Distinction
    Egypt See Trip Details
  • The Oberoi Zahra Nile Cruise

    Enjoy a leisurely 7 night cruise on a luxury cruise ship along the beautiful and historic Nile River discovering amazing ancient archaeological sites in Luxor, Kom Ombo and Aswan. Also visit the architectural wonder, the Aswan High Dam, a major engineering feat.
    Duration:
    4-8 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 3,872
    Trip Type:
    Cruises & Sailing, Family Vacations
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  • Wonders of Egypt

    Perfect for those short on time, this itinerary offers the opportunity to explore some of ancient Egypt's most popular sights in one week. Explore the Pyramids of Giza and The Egyptian Museum before heading on your Nile Cruise from Aswan to Luxor, to visit temples along the Nile.
    Duration:
    7 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 1,693
    Trip Type:
    Classics (Bestsellers), Tailor-made Travel Ideas
    Egypt See Trip Details
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